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Resin prices continuing to tumble


January 29, 2015 2:24 pm ET

The ongoing slide in crude oil prices is taking commodity resin prices down as well.

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Drop in oil leads to resin pricing plunge


January 22, 2015 3:16 pm ET

In most Decembers, resin makers try to focus on the holidays and on spending time with their families. This improves their mental well-being and also takes their minds off of the fact that their markets usually get clobbered on the pricing front in...

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PP falls 10 cents, PVC drops by 3


January 15, 2015 10:24 am ET

North American polypropylene resin prices ended 2014 with a double-digit drop in December — and regional PVC prices for the month fell as well.

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Falling oil prices push PE prices down


January 8, 2015 11:10 am ET

The global slump in crude oil prices has impacted the North American polyethylene resin market, sending prices down an average of 4 cents per pound in December.

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Americas Styrenics cuts PS prices


January 7, 2015 11:06 am ET

In a short Dec. 31 news release, PS maker Americas Styrenics LLC announced it would drop prices for all grades of PS by 9 cents per pound on Jan. 1. No reason for the decrease was cited in the letter from the firm, which is based in The Woodlands,...

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PS, PVC resin prices slide


December 4, 2014 1:21 pm ET

Commodity resin prices continue to slide as 2014 draws to a close, with North American prices for PVC and solid polystyrene each falling in November.

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PE prices drop for first time in two years, PP down 5 cents


November 26, 2014 10:22 am ET

North American polyethylene buyers might want to circle November 2014 in red on their calendars — since PE prices this month have fallen for the first time in two years.

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PP prices rise, solid PS, PET drop


October 30, 2014 1:15 pm ET

North American polypropylene resin prices surged again in October, while regional prices for solid polystyrene and PET bottle resin continued their slides.

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Housing market stirs PVC potential


October 10, 2014 12:59 pm ET

North American PVC makers should continue to benefit from a stronger housing sector, while global polystyrene growth will improve somewhat in a still struggling market.

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Global Plastics Summit puts PE prices in the spotlight


October 1, 2014 3:17 pm ET

Product manufacturers may start to shift away from polyethylene because of high prices, according to two major plastics processors.

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